Do you like French food? La Petite Auberge is the one 

Laura Mariani

ThePeopleAlchemist Lifestyle Edit: #MyBestMealIslington - November

There is nothing better than relaxing with a spot of lunch or dinner after some shopping and perhaps before the theatre ( I knoooow, so much lady who lunches...). Well if you are in Islington and enjoying the antique market and boutique shopping or are in to see a show, perhaps at the Almeida, then La Petite Auberge is for you.

The review

I must admit I do have a penchant for french food which my previous reviews of La Ferme, Salut, Robuchon, and Le Boudin Blancconfirm. This is more of a rustic French resto but bang in the middle of Upper Street rather than in the French countryside. The place is traditional French exactly as the English would image it to be. I love dining here - and often do. The food is always good and very homely with generous portions and follows the French tradition of locally sourced, seasonal ingredients ( sample menu). My super favourites are Cuisses de Grenouilles (e.g. frog legs cooked in Calvados & cream) and the Jarret d’agneau rôti (roasted lamb shank cooked in Port, honey, balsamic vinegar & button onions, I normally skip the mashed potato). And to finish off a Cafe Gourmand after the Selection de Fromages. Happy days :-). If you like, they also have an extensive Crêpe menu with a selection of sweet, savoury and vegetarian crepes all freshly made. You always feel so very welcome here and you can take your time, have long conversations - a little piece of France. The staff is extremely friendly. It is particularly good for pre/post theatre as the Almeida is just across the road. I love it here and it is definitely #MyBestMealIslington - Upper Street for November, a #mustgoto. You're welcome ;-)


Mon to Thurs: 11.30 - 23.00 Fri to Sat: 11.30 - 23.30 Sun: 11.30 - 22.30
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